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Just Live It ~ No Judgement

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Matthew Rathbun's sermon slides from 03/01/2009 on why we should be among non-believers and sharing through existing relationships.

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Just Live It ~ No Judgement

  1. 1. 14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;  15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  16 "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
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  4. 4. <ul><li>10 &quot;Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  11 &quot;The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.  12 'I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.’  </li></ul><ul><li>13 &quot;But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’  </li></ul><ul><li>14 &quot;I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 18:10-14 </li></ul>
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  7. 7. <ul><li>9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; </li></ul><ul><li>10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this  world , or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the  world . </li></ul><ul><li>11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 5:10 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>&quot;I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>---   Mahatma Gandhi   </li></ul>
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  10. 10. <ul><li>7 And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,  </li></ul><ul><li>8 &quot;When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, </li></ul><ul><li>  9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place. </li></ul><ul><li>  10 &quot;But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you. </li></ul><ul><li>  11 &quot;For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>12 And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, &quot;When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment. </li></ul><ul><li>  13 &quot;But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, </li></ul><ul><li>  14 and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  15 When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, &quot;Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!“ </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 14:7-11 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>  16 But He said to him, &quot;A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many;  17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.' </li></ul><ul><li>  18 &quot;But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.' </li></ul><ul><li>  19 &quot;Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.' </li></ul><ul><li>  20 &quot;Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.' </li></ul><ul><li>  21 &quot;And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.' </li></ul><ul><li>  22 &quot;And the slave said, 'Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' </li></ul><ul><li>  23 &quot;And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled. </li></ul><ul><li>  24 'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 14:16-24 </li></ul>
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  14. 14. <ul><li>People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>14 &quot;You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;  15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  </li></ul><ul><li>16 &quot;Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 5:14-16 </li></ul>

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